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Batesville City Council Holds Monthly Meeting

first_imgBatesville City Council held its regular monthly meeting at the Memorial Building on Monday. City officials discussed a variety of topics including a recycling center, a summer concert, and the proposed shell building.During the Board of Works meeting, a presentation was held by Aaron Bell, executive director of the Southeastern Indiana Recycling District (SEIRD).Bell introduced a proposed recycling center that would be located near the Batesville Street Department Building. If the center is approved, the curbside recycling program will continue as SEIRD would be responsible for hazardous household waste and other items that are generally taken to recycling centers in Brookville and Osgood.Bell said the recycling center would be a benefit for folks that live both in the city limits and outside of Batesville.Mayor Rick Fledderman said of the proposal, “I have been working for several years to get a recycling center closer to Batesville. To find a location that is a good mix with surrounding areas while keeping the goal of a recycling center.”City officials would like to fund the recycling center through grants and possibly Belterra riverboat revenue-sharing funds.The building would be owned by the city while SEIRD would cover maintenance and daily operations, including an employee onsite during business hours.Bell added that the recycling center would not be a place to dispose trash. City council members are considering the proposed recycling center.Late summer concert in Batesville:Rural Alliance for the Arts (RAA) members will gather more information regarding the concert which will feature country artist John Michael Montgomery at the Batesville Ballplex on September 13.RAA Vice President Regina Siefert requested $15,000 of Belterra funding for the concert Monday evening. Council did not approve the funding as they would like to receive budget information and security plans before making a decision.Spring carnival:The Batesville Kiwanis received permission to block off a section of downtown for the annual spring carnival. The popular event among area schoolchildren will be held Tuesday, May 8 through Saturday, May 10.A new carnival company will provide the entertainment with an estimated six to eight rides.last_img

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